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That Denutre ad is on way too much!!!! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad Endless Nauseum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2009 at 11:01am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by kk218 kk218 wrote:

Speaking of John Lennon...

What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song, and I'll try not to sing out of key!
 
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Paul McCartney wrote that lyric.  Lennon was only responsible for one line in that song.
 
 


Yeah, but it is still a good song.

Faith, I was trained as a classical musician (violin, viola, and voice), and I am blessed or cursed with perfect pitch and excellent sense of time or beat. (but not quite good enough to do it for a livingUnhappy). So, I understand exactly what you are griping about. I sang often in my church choir, and only half of those people could read music, and only a third or less actually belonged up there from their ability to sing well and correctly. They were all nice people personally, but two out of three could not carry a tune in a bucket if you riveted the bucket bail to their hands!

I was involved in several musical projects involving very young kids, and many (most?) can learn to sing very nearly in tune rather quickly. That cacophony of babble and dissonance in those ads you hate is a choice on the part of the jackasses creating the ad. Some kids, like some adults, simply have no connections in their brains to allow them to sing, or play an instrument, and I feel sorry for them. My father was one of those poor souls. I inherited my ear and ability from my mother and her father.

Along the same lines as the kids singing badly, is having people whistle during the ads. Again, mostly I hate it because nearly none of them can whistle in tune! And the whistlers have no sense of rhythm and beat. I hate the Ace Hardware ads on the radio for that exact reason. I have no opinion about Ace Hardware as a hardware store. I suppose they are no better or worse than their competition. But I can't stand their ads, and therefore will not spend money there.
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If it's the one I'm thinking of, the singers in the Sea-Bond commercial are not off-key; rather, their voices are old, shaky and shrill. While that can be just as irritating, it's not the same thing.  And the commercial (Wal-mart?) where the family is singing "We will rock you:"  I'm not sure, but I think the problem there is not that people are off-key, but that they are singing in DIFFERENT keys from each other.  As Ad Endless Nauseam said, it's the fault of the people making the commercials.

And Endless (I'm going to have to call you that, to differentiate between you and another poster, Ad Nauseous), I feel your pain!

And a belated welcome to CIH, by the way!
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Thanks Faith. I found CIH last year out of screaming desperation and an urgent need for an outlet for my frustration and annoyance with the Madison Avenue twits. It helps to vent with like minded people, even if it never has any real effect on the ad industry.

I could never work for a radio station. I've visited a few radio offices and studios, and they all have monitor speakers all over the place playing the audio feed going to the transmitter. The people working there claim that they learn to "tune it out", but I don't think I could. I'd go insane first.

One of the great inventions of the last century is the remote control, to make it easier to quickly (very quickly!!!) change the channel.

I had a really tough time coming up with an appropriate handle for this forum. I finally settled on that fake Latin phrase. I got it from "et cetera ad endless nauseum". Then, after I had created it, I saw a posting by Ad Nauseous!

Sorry, Ad Nauseous, I really didn't mean to step on your toes.
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